Although it has been American territory for 122 years, Puerto Rico has still not achieved statehood, despite its rather large population, bigger than that of many states and all other non-state American territories. Why is this, and will it change soon?

Puerto Rico, originally, was a part of the Spanish Empire. It would remain a Spanish colony for centuries, until the end of the 19th century. However, in the closing years of the 19th century, a war began between the faltering Spanish Empire and the ascendant United States of America over conflicts in Cuba and the Phillippines. The United States…

Alex Boreham

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